On Friday, 11 December 2015 at 19:59:54 UTC, Russel Winder wrote:
On Tue, 2015-12-08 at 15:50 -0800, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d- announce wrote:
2. Load up a tablet with lots of books.

Or a real laptop so you can do Real Programming – which of course must be in FORTRAN.

I know you're joking, but I've been using my tablet for programming for the last couple weeks and it's surprisingly great. Using the excellent and free Termux Android app for common OSS packages (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.termux&hl=en) and a bluetooth keyboard (the somewhat dated Rapoo E6100), I've been able to get ldc built natively on Android (http://forum.dlang.org/thread/ycvtkeiyffhaixxpz...@forum.dlang.org).

The tablet display is only 8.4" but so high-resolution, at 359 ppi, that it doesn't matter, particularly for a shell prompt. Its Exynos 5420 octa-core CPU is surprisingly fast, building llvm-optimized phobos in just over a minute. I prop the tablet up against something on my desk, and if I want to read a webpage, I can simply pick it up and hold it in my hands while reading.

I'm living in the future!  Just thought I'd share. :)

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